Taylor helps manage grants, awards, and emergency relief funds as a program coordinator at the IWMF. She discovered a love for nonprofit work and supporting marginalized journalists through her board positions with the Asian American Journalists Association and the Chicago Headline Club, where she helps plan events, trainings, and student internship programs.
Taylor has worked as a freelance journalist for more than three years, covering social justice movements, politics, and arts and culture in Chicago. She’s written for The Guardian, VICE, Columbia Journalism Review, CityLab, In These Times, Jacobin, and Chicago Reader. She has been a grantee with the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Originally from China, Taylor grew up in Orlando, Florida, and graduated from the University of Central Florida. Before joining the IWMF in 2021, she wore a lot of hats: Disney attractions host, public radio marketing assistant, advertising agency analyst, literary journal editor, writing awards judge, and magazine contributor.